Hart, 56, understands that Punk walked away from the WWE because he was legitimately burnt out. However, he thinks Punk will return to the promotion someday.
When you look at it closely, Punk's burned out. He's always given 100 percent in all his matches, and delivered some of the best pay-per-view matches in the past 10 years. And it's not easy when there are legends who only work part-time, and guys like Punk and Bryan do all the work, and watch someone like Brock Lesnar walk in and take those big matches and big paydays without having to be on the road all the time. I think that had a lot to do with his decision, and rightfully so. One of Vince McMahon's favorite sayings is, 'Life's not fair.' I don't see Punk being a factor at WrestleMania, but he still has a lot of greatness left in him. As a fan, I hope he comes back, and as a wrestler, I have a lot of respect for him, too.
Hart also discussed the "Yes Movement" and Daniel Bryan's rise to popularity. Hart says he's hoping the WWE finally gives Bryan the push he deserves, in the days and weeks leading up to Wrestlemania XXX.
I hope they give Daniel Bryan his chance to win the belt at WrestleMania. He earned it a long time ago, but it wouldn't surprise me - like Charlie Brown with the football - if they pull it away from him one last time. I really hope they give him his proper run, as he hasn't had the opportunity yet to be the champion he deserves to be. Hopefully this year at WrestleMania, it will be a crowning achievement for Daniel Bryan.
Analysis: WWE Universe shouldn't hold its breath on Punk's return, as the Chicago native appears to be happy in his absence from the sport.
Punk may never come back to the WWE fold, but only he knows for sure. As for Bryan, he definitely does deserve a push into the limelight.
The WWE has been holding Bryan down for far too long, and its time for him to shine.